Creative Ways to Display, Craft and Store Bottle Brush Trees

Fun fact: sometime long, long ago, Addi’s Bottle Brush Company dyed their toilet bowl brushes and turned them into little Christmas trees and wreaths. These whimsical little trees have been around forever and have regained popularity recently. I’m sharing some really creative ways to decorate with these little trees, simple crafts, different ways to dye them as well as a genius storage idea.

If you’re a vintage lover, the most valuable ones will be studded with little mercury glass beads like this cute pink tree. Some are even music boxes that spin. I’ve never seen anything like this differently shaped bottle brush treeSome even come with little Christmas characters like this tree with an elf.

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If a bottle brush tree is good then my bottle brush tree Christmas tree is even better! It reminds me of a snowy mountain covered in trees. I think I need this bottle brush tree pillow for this room!

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Tree & Full Christmas Home Tour

Bottle Brush Tree Ideas - love this Christmas tree decked out in little bottle brush trees #christmasdecor #christmastree #christmascrafts #diychristmas #vintagechristmas #mercuryglass #kellyelko

This dog has her pick of trees on which to leave her mark!

How cute is this dog cookie jar surrounded by colorful bottle brush trees #christmas #christmasdecor #colorfulchristmas #christmastrees #christmaskitchen #kellyelko

I found these vintage bottle brush trees at the thrift store and they make the cutest mohawks for my Santa mugs.

Vintage Christmas display - love the Santa mugs and old thermoses #vintage #vintagedecor #vintagechristmas #santa #christmasdecor #christmaskitchen #kellyelko

Let’s check out what some other creative gals have done with their bottle brush trees.

A rainbow of bottle brush trees are the focal point of this mantel.

Rainbow Bottle Brush Tree Mantel – A Joyful Riot

Colorful bottle brush tree Christmas mantel #christmasdecor #christmasmantel #bottlebrushtrees #christmastrees #

Dress up bottle brush trees with faux flowers to create a one of a kind Christmas centerpiece.

DIY Floral Bottle Brush Trees – Sugar and Cloth

Bottle Brush Tree Ideas - love these floral trees as a centerpiece #christmascrafts #christmasdecor #christmastable #diychristmas #christmascenterpiece #diycrafts

If you’re feeing crafty, whip up an adorable wreath with its own little forest.

Wood Bead Bottle Brush Tree Wreath – Nest of Posies

How to make this wood bead and bottle brush tree wreath #christmascrafts #christmasdecor #diychristmas #christmaswreath #diycrafts #crafts

Or create a rainbow of trees on a snowball like wreath.

DIY Pom Pom Wreath – ModernGlam

How to make a pom pom wreath with bottle brush trees #christmasdecor #christmascrafts #christmaswreath #diychristmas #colorfulchristmas #christmasdecorations

I love the way she just casually tossed a bunch of tiny trees in a tray.

Bottle Brush Tree Tray Filler – My 100 Year Old Home

Bottle Brush Tree Ideas - love the tray filled with mini trees #bottlebrushtrees #christmasdecor #christmaskitchen #farmhousechristmas

Save me a slice of this cute bottle brush tree cake topper.

Bottle Brush Tree Cake Topper – The Proper Blog

Bottle Brush Tree Ideas - love this cake topped with a forest of pink bottle brush trees #cake #bake #recipes #christmasdessert #dessert #bottlebrushtrees #christmasparty

What better way to repurpose a vintage television than by turning it into a shadowbox!

Retro TV Christmas Village Shadow Box – Peony and Honey

Bottle Brush Tree Ideas - love this old tv turned retro shadow box #vintagechristmas #retro #upcycle #repurpose #vintagedecor #retrodecor #shadowbox #christmasdecor #christmasvillage

This staircase gets in on the Christmas festivities.

Bottle Brush Tree Staircase – Shauna Glenn

Bottle Brush Tree Ideas - love this staircase filled with colorful trees and gifts #christmasdecor #colorfulchristmas #bottlebrushtrees #christmastrees #christmasstairs

Fill an antique ironstone tureen with a forest of bottle brush trees for a fresh farmhouse look.

Ironstone Tureen Bottle Brush Trees – Adirondack Girl at Heart

Creative Bottle Brush Tree Ideas - love this urn filled with a forest of little trees #vintagechristmas #christmasdecor #christmastrees #bottlebrushtrees

If you want a specific color, try your hand at dying bottle brush trees every color of the rainbow.

How to Dye Bottle Brush Trees 3 Ways – At Home with Ashley

How to dye bottle brush trees three ways #vintagechristmas #christmascrafts #crafts #kidscrafts #christmasdecor #bottlebrushtrees

If you want to make sure your little treasures aren’t damaged, make sure to store them properly.

How to Store Bottle Brush Trees – Garden Lady

Bottle Brush Storage #christmasstorage #vintagechristmas #bottlebrushtree

Did you know there are real, live bottle brush plants?

Have you jumped on the bottle brush tree bandwagon? How do you display yours?

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  1. I have a collection of bottle brush trees. Every year they are displayed at Christmas time. It’s always a thrill to find one at a thrift shop, estate sale, or yard sale. Thank you for this lovely post and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. Very interesting and some good ideas, i did like your tree of bottle brush trees, it was very cute. Thank you and have a great day.

  3. I am slowly growing a collection of these cute trees. This year I have them sprinkled throughout my home. But I would love to have a huge collection one day.

  4. I display mine in many ways as simply adding them to mirror tops…….but I love most to use them as filler for my collection of white ironstone!

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